Justice Samuel Alito has a “pretty good idea” who leaked the first draft of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health organization in early May 2022, but will not be naming who he thinks it is presumably because the U.S. Marshall had stated in her January 2023 investigative report she was unable to identify the person or persons who leaked, according to the “preponderance of the evidence standard.”
In a Wall Street Journal interview on Friday, Justice Samuel Alito was reported to state hat he believes he knows who is responsible for the Dobbs decision leak that sparked months of protests outside conservative justices’ homes and an attempt to assassinate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, though he said that is “different from the level of proof that is needed to name somebody.”
The motive, he said, was to prevent the first draft from becoming the final decision: “And that’s how it was used for those six weeks by people on the outside—as part of the campaign to try to intimidate the court.”
Although Justice Alito did not address this, internally at CDMedia, this timing of the leak was discussed by the senior leadership at CDMedia at the time.
The timing was eerily important in the terms of what politically was in motion at the time. The Texas primary had been held weeks earlier.
When the leak happened, it was immediately before the kick-off of the May and June 2022 primaries. Most of the primaries were being held in May and June. From a political operatives’ point of view although no liberal operatives will admit this publicly, if a campaign wanted to turn out women, the fear of overturning Roe v. Wade just may be the way to energize them in the 2022 primaries.
The left-wing accusers have repeated pushed that the leaker or leaders were conservatives to push for a favorable vote.
Justice Alito calls that “infuriating” in the Wall Street Journal article.
The leak put conservative justices’ lives at risk.
“Look, this made us targets of assassination,” Justice Alito said. “Would I do that to myself? Would the five of us have done that to ourselves? It’s quite implausible.”
“It was rational for people to believe that they might be able to stop the decision in Dobbs by killing one of us,” Alito told the WSJ.
It cannot be overemphasized that the leak was a first draft and there are multiple drafts on any decision by the Supreme Court Justices before the final decision is ever released.
On the night of the leak, CDMedia was in Ohio right before its primary as the demonstration quickly evolved on the steps of the Supreme Court.
Although the left claimed it was an organic demonstration, that “organic” gathering was over the top implausible to the seasoned journalists on our staff at the time because the kickoff of the numerous primaries in the weeks ahead.
In the WSJ article, Alito praised the marshal tasked with the leak investigation.
He said she “did a good job with the resources that were available to her” and said he personally does not feel unsafe “because we now have a lot of protection.”
Nearly 100 employees were interviewed for the Marshall’s January 2023 findings when the task force concluded then that they were “unable to determine at this time, using a preponderance of the evidence standard, the identity of the person(s) who disclosed the draft majority opinion.”
Immediately following the leak in early May 2022 and even later in the January 2023 finding, the Court’s reaction was the same - “grave concern.”
“In May 2022, this Court suffered one of the worst breaches of trust in its history: the leak of a draft opinion. The leak was no mere misguided attempt at protest. It was a grave assault on the judicial process,” is the lead of the Marshall’s findings.
As to the fallout of what this has done to the Supreme Court turning it into a political football -
“We are being hammered daily, and I think quite unfairly in a lot of instances,” The Justice told the WSJ. “And nobody, practically nobody, is defending us.”
But, when the Supreme Court released its final decision reverting Roe v. Wade to the states in June 2022, once again, the demonstrators showed up on the U.S. Supreme Court steps.
Glaringly obvious to this journalist was a figure covered before - a self-proclaimed communist, socialist and marxist - who has demonstrated across numerous states and District of Columbia with mega-phone in hand wearing t-shirts at times - “Revolution - Nothing Less.” Her name is Sunsara Taylor.
At one point in 2002, this journalist called Taylor on her cell. She was aghast, demanded to know how her cell number was found, and hung up.
Sunsara Taylor and her colleagues are fixtures on the demonstration trails.
This journalist has reported on Sunsara Taylor as early as 2020 while at Just the News that was later picked up partially by Choose Freedom.
Taylor is connected Bob Avakian, who has written a constitution to replace the U.S. Constitution, and eerily promotes an atheist society, communist indoctrination of school children, no private possession, dismantling of capitalism, and promotes the expansion of the Supreme Court to 15 members.
Avakian sounds a wee bit like Klaus Schwab at the World Economic Forum.
Avakian endorsed Biden’s presidential campaign in August 2020.
You can read these articles here.
Taylor's group demonstrated at Justice Amy Barrett's home.
The video can be seen here.
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